Janet Murray

Sharon Kane is not a stranger to Ayrshire. After living in Ireland, she returned to Troon seven years ago to take up her new role as a grannie.

Although a new chapter in her life, she brought with her 23 years of experience as an Intuitive Body Worker, Yoga Teacher and Complementary Therapist.

Sharon opened a studio in Troon, a peaceful place where she teaches Yoga and offers therapy treatments. She tells me it’s taken 23 years of practice (and still counting) to support people, emotionally and physically, to feel safe and well within themselves. Her therapies are about removing tension and emotional stress, creating a calm and relaxed state of mind.

Where did your love of nature come from?
I think it really all started from my time in the countryside when I was a child. I have such fond memories of visiting my grandparents every weekend. They had a farm and I really learned to appreciate nature. I always loved walking in the fields and amongst trees and felt my happiest there.

What made you decide to do what you do?
Funnily enough, it was when I was pregnant. My husband used to rub my feet when I felt shattered and I really felt the benefit. It was both calming and comforting. I knew then there was something special about the power of touch.

What do you enjoy most about your work?
That’s an easy answer, it’s the people. I really like to teach in small classes so I can pick up the vibe of how everyone’s feeling. This quite often moulds my class and teaching practice. There is nothing more rewarding than creating a safe place for people to feel comfortable, to enjoy all the benefits of stretching and nurturing Yoga practice.
What’s your favourite therapy?
I love all of them, and they’re all my favourite for lots of different reasons, yet each one has the same theme – wellness through intuitive touch.

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
I love walking, it recharges my batteries. My favourite places to walk are in the woodlands or along the seashore, I don’t even mind being battered by the wind!

Sharon’s studio reflects her ambition to be at one with nature. A mural of sunlit trees covers the wall and her choice of green, orange and brown reflects the seasons of the year – all part of nature’s cycle.